Syracuse Orange vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets - 1/30/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (12-8) at Syracuse Orange (14-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Carrier Dome)
The Line: Syracuse Orange -6 -- Over/Under: 139 See the Latest Odds
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets go on the road to slow down the Syracuse Orange.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are struggling to climb to the middle of the ACC despite a 12-8 record largely because they have lost four of six. The Yellow Jackets had dropped four of five after downing North Carolina State 90-83 as a five point road dog on Wednesday. GT jumped to a14 point lead and held of a late Wolfpack rally. NC State held a 45%-42% shooting edge but the only real difference was the Yellow Jackets 29-19 edge at the line. Marcus Georges-Hunt paced the Georgia Tech offense with 26 points on 8-17 shooting with Nick Jacobs and Adam Smith netting 20 points apiece. Charles Mitchell added eleven points and ten rebounds in what was and explosive attack.
USA TODAY Sports
The Syracuse Orange are another solid ACC team in a conference loaded with quality squads. The Orange came up big Thursday with an 81-66 victory versus visiting Notre Dame as a two point favorite. The Cuse put this one away early with a 17 point edge after 20 minutes while trading baskets the rest of the way. The Fighting Irish connected at 41.8% while Syracuse hit at 46% for five more baskets and five more free throws carrying the day. The balanced Orange offense saw Trevor Cooney score 22 points with the threesome of Malachi Richardson, Michael Gbnije and Tyler Lydon scoring 15 points apiece with Lydon hauling in ten rebounds.
The over is 6-2 in Georgia Tech last 8 Saturday games and is 6-2 in their last 8 vs. Atlantic Coast while going 17-6 in their last 23 road games. The under is 7-2 in Syracuse last 9 Saturday games and is 11-4 in their last 15 vs. Atlantic Coast while the Orange are 16-33-2 ATS in their last 51 Saturday games. This might be a bit of a stretch but I’ll take the points…